Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/17/12
I was going to write a blog post on this, but then I thought NAH. That requires about 10 minutes more effort than a forum post, and that's 10 minutes more than I want to spend covering this sitch. Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler has taken exception to an assertion made by his coach that he doesn't use his linemates well enough. Alain Vigneault suggested following the Canucks' 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Monday that Kesler needs to rely on others in order to become a better player. Quote: “He’s got to use the players around him a little bit more so he can get into open space and create the type of offensive chances and be the defensive player he can be," Vigneault told reporters after the loss. Kesler was made aware of the comments, and lashed out in response. Quote: "Me utilize my players?" he said. "Obviously, I don't know what he means by that and if he wants to say that he can come to me and talk to me about it.
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